Clothes Dryer Vent Maintenance

Central MN Dryer Vent Cleaning, Repair, and Replacement

Need your dryer vent cleaned, repaired, or replaced?  Gusty Solutions offers professional quality dryer vent servicing to the central MN area.  Our staff will work with you to ensure that your problems are addressed at the root of the issue to ensure less dryer vent maintenance be required in the future.   If you suspect that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced, call us at 320-632-3337 or email us at

Why should I have my dryer vent cleaned?

The cleanliness of a dryer vent is often an overlooked aspect of home ownership.  Proper maintenance of a dryer vent, however, is not only fiscally efficient, but is also key in reducing dryer vent related hazards.   Even with proper use of a lint filter, it is necessary to clean the dryer vent about once every 18 months on average.  This time frame increases for those who are doing loads of wash daily, and vice versa for those who do wash less frequently.  Often times, use of a lint filter will cause people to neglect cleaning the dryer vent itself, which can potentially result in less efficient venting and in severe cases, home fires.  On average, there are over 15,000 house fires, 360 injuries, and 15 deaths annually due to excess lint buildup in clothes dryers.  These hazards can be easily prevented with routine dryer vent cleanings and knowing what signs to look for in a clogged dryer vent.


How do I know when my dryer vent is blocked or damaged?

The best way to avoid dryer vent blockage is routine cleanings that take place every 18 months or so; however, there are a few signs that should alert you that your dryer vent is in need of cleaning.  If you notice any of the following signs in your dryer, stop using your clothes dryer and contact John C Gustafson Builder LLC immediately to avoid the startup of potential dryer vent fires.

  • Build up of lint near the outside vent outlet
  • Little to no air flow coming out of your exterior dryer vent while your dryer is running
  • Clothes that seem extra hot to touch immediately after drying
  • The lint screen failing to capture any lint
  • Clothes taking more than one cycle to dry
  • Your dryer unexpectedly shutting down


What issues can lead to dryer vent blockage and damage?

Often times, lint build up in the dryer vent is only part of the problem.  Dryer vent issues can also include:  animal nesting, dryer vents that are too long, dryer vents that have too many turns, plastic venting, venting flaps painted shut, crushed hosing behind the dryer, damaged/loose venting, and more.  No matter what the issue behind your dryer vent blockage is, we will find the solution to restore your home back to full efficiency and safety. Contact John C Gustafson Builder LLC today and make sure your home is not at risk.


What solutions are there for my clogged or damaged dryer vent?


If you are experiencing some of the aforementioned signs of a clogged or damaged dryer duct, there is a good chance there is an issue with your ventilation system.  The good news is that John C Gustafson Builder LLC can offer a solution.  There are a few different options if your dryer duct is experiencing lint build up.  If the buildup isn't attributed to a low quality ventilation system and is simply a product of time, we can offer excellent dryer duct cleaning services.  This is a routine service that should be completed every one to three years.  However, if the lint build up is the product of a low quality or a poorly planned ventilation system, then duct repair or replacement services becomes necessary depending on the severity of the situation.